Disney character breakfasts and dining is a unique and magical experience to include on your next Orlando vacation. At these special Disney dining experiences, kids (and kids at heart) can meet and greet some of their favorite television or movie characters. Many Disney character meals in Orlando have reopened for guests, with modifications, of course. We’ve rounded up a list of Disney character breakfast and dining options open in Orlando.
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Note: Safety precautions constantly change so make sure to stay up to date on current Disney dining standards. As of press time, in-park table-service restaurants at Disney require confirmed dining reservations for the total number of guests, regardless of age, plus a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date for each guest.
Located in the Beast's Castle in Fantasyland, this restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner serving three-course meals, and reservations are required. Although this is not technically a character dining experience, guests can catch a glimpse of the Beast himself.
Guests can enjoy a prix fixe Disney character breakfast at this rooftop restaurant at Riviera Resort. This modified character experience offers breakfast with fresh pastries, bread, coffee, juice, and an entrée (like quiche gruyère, smoked salmon, and more). Kids’ entrée choices include Mickey waffle dippers, scrambled egg, or fruit and yogurt. Reservations are highly recommended.
Dine with Chef Mickey and his friends for an all-you-can-eat, family-style Disney character breakfast or dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Breakfast choices include Celebration Mickey pancake, banana bread French toast, loaded potato and cheese casserole, or kid-favorite Mickey waffles. Mickey and his crew make appearances throughout breakfast, wave, and dance. Each table also gets an autographed card from Mickey and his pals. Advance reservations are recommended.
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Join Chip and Dale at Epcot's Garden Grill. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World
Dine at this rotating restaurant with views of Epcot’s Living with the Land. Kids can watch as Chip, Dale, and other Disney friends, including Mickey and Pluto, parade through the restaurant. Meals are served family-style, all-you-can-eat. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and reservations are required.
Preschoolers will delight at the possibility of dining with their favorite Disney Junior characters. This modified Disney character breakfast experience includes shared pastries (including caramel monkey bread – yum!) as well as entrees like stuffed French toast, omelets, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Possible character appearances include Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, Roadster Goofy, and Doc McStuffins. Reservations required.
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Start your day with Goofy at this Disney character breakfast. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Start your day with Goofy and his friends while enjoying traditional breakfast favorites at Four Seasons Resort Orlando. Guests can have photos taken upon entrance, complete with some Disney magic (with complimentary digital downloads). This experience is available Thursday, Saturday, and select Tuesday mornings 7-11am. Reservations are required.
Say hi to Safari Donald at Animal Kingdom's Tusker House. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World
Fill up on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom with the friendly face of Donald Duck greeting the whole family. This lively Harambe marketplace restaurant serves a family-style menu, where diners can get a photograph with Donald and his friends suited up in their safari outfits. Restaurant specialities include Moroccan spiced beef, Cape Malay green curry shrimp, and more. Reservations are required
Minnie's Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine is a hit with young kids. Photo by the author
Available seasonally for lunch and dinner, catch Minnie and her friends at this dining party complete with music and festive décor for each season. Menu options include shared appetizers and individual entrees and desserts. Reservations are recommended.